Thursday, 7 November 2013

Another batch of this and that

Hi everybody!
Another week has flown by and it's time for another Paint Party Friday.
I used the same colours to make two pages in my art journal. I showed the right side with the fire lady on Tuesday, and now it's time for the left side. I used various stencils to add the numerals, alphas and hovering ladies. The other patterns have been stamped.








This is a WIP. I am trying to paint a photo I took from my balcony some weeks back. I used thinned acrylics to paint it, as I wanted the structure of the canvas to stay visible, and then added more colour with pastels.
I still need to do more work on it before it is finished and I can use it as a journal cover.






 Yesterday I went for a walk to an old and rather dilapidated villa, standing in a park about half an hour's walk from here. This is another place which is slowly decaying because nothing is being done. There are several modern art 'sculptures' in the grounds.
I like the feeling of movement in this one, and that the ivy is growing over it.


This is an enormous sheet of rusty iron, the colours of which fit well with the autumn leaves.
The other side has unfortunately been spoiled by graffiti.

I couldn't really find anything I liked about this one, a huge block of concrete, also badly spoiled with graffiti.


But it was an interesting walk, just such a pity that so many historical sites are being allowed to fall into disrepair.
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

52 comments:

  1. Love your colourful paintings, especially the fiery red ones! The moon picture is coming along well, too. Great photos, although those sculptures are not my idea of art! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. It does look like a paint party ! Beautiful vibrant colours on your pages. The work on the photo looks very interesting and again lovely photos from your area. Greetings, Shirleyx

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  3. Interesting image of the ladies floating upwards through a lettered and numbered sky. Perhaps they add a few letters or numbers here and there as they fly past.
    Your painting of the view from your balcony is beautiful, and will make a lovely journal cover.
    Another gorgeous photographic site, and how great to see those sculptures in the environment. They remind me of my (sadly) one and only visit to the wonderful Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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    1. Perhaps those letters and numbers are tips on finding the right way? Or puzzles to keep them occupied?

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  4. lovely photos and your WIP is amazing, just amazing, great idea to capture the texture of the canvas.

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  5. Terrific page again Valerie--love the bright colours. I like the work you have dome on the photograph-well done you.

    Love the sculpture photographs--reminded me to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as well--must go there again sometime.

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. I would love to see that park, too, but it might be too far to walk from here!

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  6. You are getting ahead of me again! The block of concrete looks like a tomb stone. What is the house behind it? Is it the villa? It looks good in your photo. Your art journal cover is gorgeous and I like the fact that you can see the canvas. It looks like an impressionist painting. And of course your journal pages are beautiful - love the colors. The figure on the right is quite interesting. She is really succumbing to the moment.
    Sandy

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    1. The house behind it is the villa. That block really does look like a tombstone!

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  7. Valerie, your painted canvas is marvelous and a gorgeous display of colours for fall.

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  8. I do like your floating ladies, very inventive. Your painted picture looks gorgeous.

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  9. Wow valerie,dein gemaltes bild sieht grandios aus,hat sowas geheimnisvolles und mystisches,gefällt mir seehr,die seiten sind auch klasse,da erinnerst du mich gerade,die Schablonen habe ich mir vor kurzem erst bestellt,und hatte sie schon wieder vergessen,hihi.
    schöne Bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich beneide dich ein wenig um die tolle Umgebung,so vielfältig ist es hier nicht.

    Schönen abend Noch :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  10. Großartige Werke hast Du geschaffen. Soooo schöne Farben, Valerie

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  11. eine wundervolle Malerei und die Seite ist auch so gelungen!

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  12. Hi Valerie, Your canvas is incredible. You have such a good eye for color. Great pics from your walk and so sad that not more respect is shown for stand alone art in the area and ruined with graffiti.
    Love al the fall colors too. Have a great weekend my friend. Happy Painting.
    Hugs

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  13. Love your new page and wow the canvas is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos, Annette x

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  14. Your journal page looks wonderful. All that color looks awesome. And I LOVE the way the canvas looks. Great job.

    Hugs~

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  15. The painted journal pages are dramatic and bold and I so love that canvas! Again I love the photos you share of your walks! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

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  16. I loved your projects so much I kept gazing and gazing at them also the canvas amazing ! Valerie you are so a talented lady and an amazing photographer to boot.

    Marie

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  17. You are a very talented artist! The journal cover you are painting is amazing!

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  18. Fantastic left side journal page, the two look awesome together. The canvas you have from the photo looks so magical. More great photos as well.
    Yvonne

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  19. Wonderful pages ! Love the way you did 'fly' and of course all the gorgeous colors.

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  20. Beautiful composition with nice colors, very nice photos, at least a nice walk in the park! I wish you a good weekend!

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  21. Great photos and I love the dramatic feel of the journal pages. That red is fantastic. :)

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  22. Love the depth of the shadows in your journal pages!! Beautiful canvas too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. Oh my goodness, Valerie, your WIP is amazing already! I also love your Fire Lady... beautiful lines.

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  24. Oh, those colours .... Fabulous!! I love the ghostlike images on the left page.

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  25. Wow..another beautiful post........this first piece is stunning..I love the entrancing figures..and vibrant backdrop..love the embellished dragonfly.so magical and the word fly is brilliant! The second series is absolutely breathtaking and deeply soulful..there is something potent about it speaking to me..feels like an invisible poem I understand as I gaze! Gorgeous!
    Lovely photos..those trees are magnificent and the ground is still so lush and green...thanks for sharing these images. how awesome!
    Happy Creating...
    Victoria

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  26. Love your journal pages and those canvas are stunning!! I love fall colors so much ♥ Interesting garden sculptures and it is a shame that they are being allowed to fall victim to deterioration .

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  27. Beautiful journal pages. Such intense colors.

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  28. 'Love those floating ladies in your journal page, and your painting is gorgeous!

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  29. The second journal page looks fantastic! I just love the bold use of colour. Very intense and cool looking!

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  30. Love your beautiful colors on your journal pages. Your canvas look great. Your Fire Lady is just beautiful. The trees with their shadows and colors are amazing. I always love your work. Yes it's sad when beautiful things go to ruins because of lack of care and other.

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  31. Beautiful and so much creative works.Your works are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing

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  32. gloriously vibrant and colorful paintings Valerie!! What a shame to find such public things be left to decay.

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  33. Love Love Love your art. Every piece grabbed at me.
    Wonderful
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  34. Love your journal pages and thart canvas is special.

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  35. Wow, great artwork and colors! Happy PPF!

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  36. Gorgeous colors in all your work! Really love the canvas...and the photos are striking...sad too, as you say. happy PPF!

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  37. They may be wip but I am transfixed but the dreamy quality you achieved and it is as though the added pastel colours are glowing.
    Stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. i love your paintings today, the colors are so vibrant! Its sad that the historical area is not being kept up! xo

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  39. Beautiful work! I love the flying and floating ladies. The view from outside your window painting is awesome. I would love to see this when its finished. Great photos of the abandoned modern art. Its kind of surreal to see it like this, even the new and modern become old and outdated eventually :(

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  40. Really like the 'shadow stamps' you use of the women. Always so effective. hugs, Donna

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  41. wieder so ein schöner Post von dir! Die linke Seite deiner Feuerlady ist toll und zusammen ergeben sie eine fantastische Doppelseite! Dein Werk auf der Leinwand sieht jetzt schon großartig aus! Ich bin gespannt, wie es aussieht, wenn es fertig ist! LG, LonettA

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  42. Valerie - that fiery red is a brave and wonderful color to use. Love those pages. Your painted photo WIP is looking beautiful. Loved taking a walk with you.

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  43. Awesome fiery red pages with touches of gold, love! The painting is very beautiful, love the way you have painted the branches delicately and the little moon and golden moonlight on leaves, really amazing!

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  44. Lovely post Valerie.... I especially love your WIP. It's beautiful. Your walk looked like fun!

    Karen x

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  45. I love your floating ladies Valerie, but your WIP is just stunning, it will look gorgeous as an album cover xx

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  46. Your paintings are especially beautiful today, I love the beautiful colors you used too. I enjoyed our walk today, tomorrow I shall wear a scarf though as it was a bit chilly :) ~Diane

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  47. Die Jugendstil Dame gefällt mir besonders und das Bild nach dem Foto gemalt ist phänomenal!
    Happy PPF
    und herzliche Grüsse
    Ilona

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  48. I enjoyed visiting and seeing your creative week. I particularly loved the beautiful journal cover you are creating for your journal cover.

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